How to Become an Interpreter

Interpreting is a fast-paced, demanding job yet highly rewarding for those who want to make a difference. Learn about the first steps in becoming an interpreter.

Interpreting Specializations

Interpreting can be found wherever communication is needed between two parties who do not share a common language. Read more about interpreting specializations.

Communicative Autonomy

Community interpreting not only facilitates communication between parties who do not share a common language, it also supports communicative autonomy. Read more here!


About The Community Interpreter®

The Community Interpreter® (TCI) is the leading national entry-level program to train interpreters to work in medical, educational and social services settings. With more than 300 licensed trainers in 37 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., Guam and six other countries, this 40- to 100-hour program provides the solid foundation required for bilingual staff and freelancers to work as professional community interpreters. Learn more.

About Cross-Cultural Communications

Cross-Cultural Communications (CCC) developed The Community Interpreter® program and its support materials. CCC is the only national training agency in the U.S. devoted to community interpreting, medical interpreting and cultural competence. It is also the only organization that licenses community interpreter trainers across the U.S. and in other countries. For more information about CCC please visit

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CCC is an SBA Certified Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB)